More notes from the previous release.
MatterControl 2.21.5 (May, 10, 2021)
Zoom to mouse cursor (thanks to visdauas for his work)
Curve Tool now has angle and improve help
Measure tool shows size
New Description Tool
New Edge Controls
Improved merge overlapping lines in slicer
More warning messages for bad settings
Measure lines always in front
Parts sheets working again
Fixed bad moves when path planning supports
Fixed bad transparency when looking up from the bed
Hi folks - I've been having trouble restoring files from the local Library on my PC. MC seems to save well enough but when restoring (no matter what file size or complexity) MC just exits. Even just clicking on the icon in the Library spins up my CPU before crashing. Any suggestions?
Okay here we go. I put things back together and started calibrating again.
A little elephant foot action, some gaps in the top layer.
Then a benchy:
This is the worst side, odd dents, seems like an extrusion/temp issue maybe.
The Mini Torture Test (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2975429
Not great, for comparison here is one from my Anet A8:
Plans: up retraction to 6mm from 4mm AND to move this to a calibration thread. Thank you all for your help!
Just kind of an update to this:
I started seeing this error more often when I started cleaning the bed surface with a combination of rubbing alcohol and Costco cleaning wipes, followed by Aquanet (purple can) hairspray for priming the surface, while it was preheating. I'm using a borosilicate bed surface lined with a thermal pad sheet. I heat the bed up to 90C for printing PETG, and it's intermittent. If I can reproduce this on a more consistent basis I'll keep you guys posted. I usually have a workaround of disconnecting the printer from MatterControl and reconnecting, continue to preheat, and so far the error seems to clear.
@kagekitsune The Pulse is made to be easily upgraded. If you do decide to swap out components, let us know and we can send you the updated firmware to flash. As far as the filament fan goes, it does well in covering all the part where the deposition is occurring. This allows for curing of the filament where it is needed.
As to removing a big flat part from the bed. I usually get a spatula under one part of the print and slowly work it in and across the side of the print. You will hear the print come up off the bed. If you work your way around the print and then more and more into the center you can get the print off with no damage to the bottom. For me it is usually just about moving slow enough to ensure nothing has too much pressure on it.
Resolved the issue:
Increased Bed temp to 90C
Turned off fans for the whole print in MatterControl (because this significantly drops the bed temp)
With the fans OFF the glass surface in the middle now reads +/- 10F within target instead of -95F (~35C) below target heat bed
Kept the glass plate on, no painters tape ( I tried painters tape, it was ok for the first layer but after that I switched back to the glass plate)
Thank you guys for the help! I followed up with Erik via firstname.lastname@example.org to continue this and I got the issue resolved. You guys are great
Just updating this on the thread for future reference for anyone reading:
I was able to release all the jam culprits after learning from you guys how to properly remove the bowden tube ends from both the bondtech extruder and the heatsink.
Here's a picture of the nozzle where you can see the light at the end of the tunnel
The mashed up filament in the bondtech extruder (again I'm noob)
And the filament stuck in the heatsink... it was too short to do a cold pull so I had to take the print head apart completely and heatgun my way through the heatsink, and that fixed that issue. I couldn't even extrude with filament behind this one because it was stuck in either direction, whether I would even attempt a push or pull.
This being said, I know how to fix this moving forward. I actually had a jam before starting my next print at home and I fixed the issue in less than 30 minutes this time instead of 3 days of crying my eyes out
Thanks @rtully - As Ryan mentioned it is a machine that is customized by you, assembled by MatterHackers. Comes with the MatterHackers guarantee and customer support, so you're sure to love the machine. The printer is based on the very robust and proven Prusa i3 design. We have hundreds of hours of testing in the books for the machine and customers are very happy to have received an customized, assembled, and tuned machine that was ready to go out of the box. Don't hesitate to call and ask MatterHackers' sales staff if you have any questions!DG
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